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Extremism on the rise in parts of Pakistan: Musharraf

THE FORMER military ruler of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, said on Friday (November 26) extremism is on the rise in parts of his country with...

Germany says guarding against Mumbai-style attack

GERMAN authorities are on guard against threats of armed attack on civilians of the kind that killed 166 in Mumbai in 2008, interior minister...

Somalia tops terrorism risk list

SOMALIA has replaced Iraq as the state most at risk from terrorist attack, according to a ranking by global analysts Maplecroft, which sees threats...

Asian Games open with China set to dominate

THE ASIAN Games opened with a spectacular water-themed gala ceremony on Friday (November 12), culminating years of planning for an event that is set...

World over women fail to break glass ceiling

WOMEN around the world are only slowly smashing the glass ceiling keeping them from political power while many run a lifelong gauntlet of violence,...

Study predicts women in power, Muslims heading West

IN THE NEXT 40 years, an unprecedented number of women will be in positions of power, Muslim immigration to the West will rise, and...

Islamic beauty: Can halal cosmetics outgrow their niche?

ON OCTOBER 6 at a luxury, Pharaonic-themed spa in Dubai. Emirati women, colorful eye makeup contrasting with their black robes, wait by a bronze...

India slams ‘racist’ Australia police emails

INDIA on Saturday (October 9) slammed “racist” emails circulated by Australian police with video an Indian man being electrocuted on top of a train...

Bangladesh storms make nearly half million homeless

NEARLY half a million Bangladeshis were homeless on Saturday (October 9) after three days of storms which killed at least 15 people and left...

India to buy 250-300 fighter jets from Russia’

INDIA has agreed to buy up to 300 advanced stealth fighter jets from Russia, Defence Minister AK Antony said yesterday, announcing a deal that...